What is Coronary artery stent?

Category: Procedures


See also: Coronary angioplasty

A coronary stent is a stainless tube with slots. It is mounted on a balloon catheter in a "crimped" or collapsed state. When the balloon is inflated, the stent expands or opens up and pushes itself against the inner wall of the coronary artery keeping it open.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Coronary artery disease 24 10
Heart attack (myocardial infarction) 11 8
Support circulatory health 5 2
Angina pain 1 1
Angina pectoris 1 1
Atherosclerosis 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 4
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Coronary artery stent

Side effect Patients Percentage
Arterial stenosis 1
Breathing difficulty 1
Chest tightness 1
Clogged artery (arterial plaque) 1
Dizziness 1
Lack of motivation 1

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Based on patients currently having Coronary artery stent

Dosage Patients Percentage
one time 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 14
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 12
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